Drivers needed Lend a hand to help cancer patients

Staff Reports

The American Cancer Society is in need of volunteer drivers in Brown County and surrounding areas so that all cancer patients have access to transportation when they need it.

Free rides are provided through its Road To Recovery program to ensure patients get to treatments, according to a news release.

“One cancer patient requiring radiation therapy could need anywhere from 20 to 30 trips to treatment in just six weeks,” said Robin Rockel, manager of Mission Delivery for the American Cancer Society.

Nashville resident Shaely King began volunteering as a driver for the Road to Recovery program after he beat cancer in 2014.

“After I finished my treatment, I was looking for a way to give back to others facing cancer in my community,” said King. “I was fortunate to have my wife who was able to help me get to my treatment; but not everyone is that lucky.”

The program not only helps patients, but volunteers like King share that it is rewarding to be able to support those who are battling cancer.

Residents interested in volunteering must:

Be between the ages of 18 and 85

Possess a safe driving record and valid driver’s license

Have access to a serviceable vehicle with seatbelts

Pass a background check and motor vehicle record check

Attend training

For additional information about the Road To Recovery program or the qualifications to volunteer, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

To schedule an interview with the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery spokesperson and a volunteer driver, contact Ashley Keebler at 317-989-9303.